Recent Silver Dollar Blog Posts
Did you hear about the Gold Coins found? How amazing is that!
$5 $10 and $20 Lady Liberty Gold Coins dug up in Northern California, by a couple walking their dogs on their property. The couple found 8 coffee cans full of gold coins. The stash of buried gold coins valued at $10 million dollars.
The coins are mostly uncirculated and in mint condition. To read more on this lucky couple check out the ABCNews article. As with everything there is a twist "10M California Gold coin hoard found might have been stolen"
Collecting coins for over 90 years pays off! 102 year old Missouri collector sold his collection at New York City Auction for $23 million dollars.
A 1795 U.S. Silver Dollar in just about pristine condition went for $910,625, the list goes on and on with amazing coins! Retired St. Louis lawyer Eric P. Newman starting his collection in the 1930's. He said the entire collection of 1,800 pieces cost him approximately $7,500. That is a pretty amazing return! Read the whole story at ctvnews.com!
Interesting mint citiesInteresting mint cities. The Morgan Silver Dollar was minted in various cities, from Philadelphia to Carson City to New Orleans to Denver and finally in San Francisco. Carson City and New Orleans are some of the collectible mint marks since they no longer produce coins today. Carson City Morgan Dollar (CC) is easily one of the most popular to coins to collect.
To find the mint mark, look at the reverse of the coin and carefully look for the 'CC' at the bottom of the coin. The Carson City mint was related to the Comstock Lode which provided the greatest silver strike in history and prompted the "Bland-Allison Act" which required the Treasury Department to purchase large amounts of silver. The Treasure Department chose to strike the silver as silver dollar coins.